Shania Twain’s Face Perfect; Keith Urban Gets Festive; Even More Lists

Brody Vercher | December 22nd, 2009

  1. Jon
    December 22, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Good deal on the NewFound Road album.

  2. Rick
    December 22, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Trailer’s “10 Worst Singles” feature is great! It brings to mind the old saying, “So much crap, so little space…”. As much as I like Jypsi, I think “Mister Officer” may be on my worst singles list for 2009. Just dreadful and makes The Band Perry sound almost relevant in comparison.

    I’m glad to see Occasional Hope likes Amber Digby’s latest release and I agree its a fine album. Amber sang “Silent Night (After The Fight)” as her debut song on the Grand Ole Opry last Saturday night and the Opry audience loved her! Its an okay song, and she sang it to both to promote her new album and honor her Opry segment host Ronnie Milsap, but she has far better songs on her albums. Hopefully Amber will get back on the Opry soon to show ‘em all what she can really do!

  3. Michael
    December 22, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    That was a cute story about Keith Urban. I’m glad I clicked on the link.

  4. Vicki
    December 22, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Ahhhh,.memories.. I loved Joe Nichol’s “Old Toy Trains” but then I had to remember who sang it first and went searching. That’s when I heard Roger Miller sing it..and it was even better.

  5. KathyP
    December 22, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    The evening before Jamey Johnson/Randy Houser played Louisville they were in Cincinnati at the Taft theater, downtown. The format followed pretty much what reviewer Jessica wrote. A bargain at twice the price.

    However, midway through the dual jam, a stage hand walked on stage and replaced Jamie’s red dixie cup full of whatever (Jack, I’m told). A few minutes later the same guy walks on stage again and Jamie takes off his signature-laden guitar and hands it to the guy. He steps to the mike and proceeds to do “Angels Flying Too Close to the Ground.” Hard to distinguish between his voice and Willie’s. Next up was “Georgia on a Fast Train.” Both excellent. The guy’s name was Lee something-or-other (can’t recall after a few beers). A local guy, Jamey said.

    I was struck at how unselfish and generous Jamey was– to give stage time to someone he may have just met who was part of the stage crew. Pretty cool.

    As an aside, the Taft ran out of every single bottle of domestic beer before Jamie came on stage. Clearly, they had no clue about country music fans!

  6. Jessica
    December 22, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Thanks guys for posting the review! :)
    Kathy – Louisville was the night before Cincinnati show. I went to both. I have to say Louisville was better show for the Jamey & then Jamey + Randy portion, but Cinci was better for the Randy portion.

    The stage hand that went up was Jim Burns, a songwriter out of Nashville but from Cinci. He goes out on the road with Jamey being the guitar tech and other stuff. Super rare if he’s out there singing along, so that was quite a treat.

    Jamey, Randy, and Kellie Pickler should be heading on the USO tour pretty soon to visit the troops. I highly recommend seeing the fellers if they come into your town…no two shows are a like.

  7. KathyP
    December 23, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Jessica – thanks for the correction. Looking forward to seeing either or both of them again. I’ll keep an eye out for Jim Burns, too. Fun show. I managed to get elbows on the stage during the jam.

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